Bruce Spruill, announces that he is running for the office of sheriff of Comanche County.
I began my law enforcement career in 1991 when I attended the police academy at Tarleton State University. During this time I also worked as a truck driver hauling milk from various dairies in and around Comanche County.
My first job in law enforcement was under the late Comanche County Sheriff Shilo Gorman. In 1995 I joined the Comanche Police Department, where I worked until October 1997. In October 1997, I joined the Brownwood Police Department where I retired on Jan 2, 2019 after 21 incredible years. While with the Brownwood Police Department I spent approximately seven years in the patrol division and approximately fourteen years in the criminal investigations division. While working as a Detective, I worked major felony and capital murder cases and focused on drug investigations.
Many of my cases took me outside of Brownwood, but in doing so I was able to create contacts across the State of Texas. I’ve worked with police agencies across Texas, and I’ve helped coordinate and conceive operations against criminals with agencies that include the Texas Rangers, FBI, Alcohol Tobacco Firearm and Explosives (ATF&E), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), as well as many area Narcotics Task Forces.
I have had the honor to be twice recognized as Brownwood Police Officer of the Year and was honored as the Narcotics Detective of the Year through the Texas Narcotics Officers Association. I was also recognized with honors from the Drug Enforcement Administration for my achievements in drug enforcement investigations.
While working narcotics, I formulated a seizure program for the Brownwood Police Department, that stripped the drug dealers of their profits and ill-gotten property. We were able to use those funds to help further narcotic related investigations.
My family has roots in Comanche County going back several generations, My parents are retired mechanic, farmer, and rancher Gene and the late Shirley Spruill. My grandparents include Orvall and Vera Spruill, who were longtime farmers and ranchers in DeLeon. My maternal grandparents were attorney Sherwood McDonald and Opal McDonald.
I have lived in Comanche the majority of my life and graduated from Comanche High School in 1988. I am married to Amanda Spruill, who also grew up in Comanche and graduated from Comanche High School in 1996. Amanda and I have three children, who we chose to raise in our hometown.
My wife Amanda is currently employed as the Unit Supervisor for the Brownwood District Parole Office. Our children are Kelsey, who lives in Brownwood, Blaine, who is serving in the U.S Army National Guard, and Kayden, a sophomore at Comanche High School.
I am running for Sheriff because I want to serve and protect the people of Comanche County, I love this county and the people who reside in it. I intend to apply my experience and knowledge here in Comanche County, which has a serious drug problem. I am asking the people of Comanche County for their vote in this election because I know what I can do to ensure a better life for all of us who call this wonderful part of Texas home.